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Experts discussed future effectiveness and efficiency in research labs.

In a session at LabAutomation2007, experts agreed that changes in technology and business trends have unpredictable impact on where, how, and when scientific research and development is conducted. Panel included architect Eric Ferrit, who emphasized open space concept designed from the inside out, corporate space planner Shawn Pixley, and scientist Richard Rodriguez. Peter Grandsard, executive...

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AEM supports conclusion of U.S.-Korea FTA negotiations.

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) applauds Ambassador Schwab and her negotiation team for their hard work in crafting a strong agreement that benefits American manufacturers and urges Congress to approve and implement this agreement. The association noted that the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement will help strengthen the relationship between the two countries and underscores the...

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NTSB Chairman speaks on technology and highway safety.

Speaking at Northwestern University Transportation Center, NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker said technology lessons learned in aviation can be applied to highway safety issues. He indetified 3 milestones: technology for crash avoidance; telematics, which involves wireless, location-based services for vehicles and drivers that provide on-board navigation and entertainment services; and integrated...

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ARMA announces release of technical bulletin.

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) announces publication and availability of Water Soluble Residue Found on Asphalt Roofing Products ('Tobacco-Juicing'), steep slope roofing bulletin. It was developed by ARMA Steep Slope Roofing Committee and approved by ARMA Board of Directors. Recommendations are for informational purposes only, and not intended to revoke or change requirements or...

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Infrastructure Improvement Bill receives ASCE approval.

If enacted, National Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2007 would establish National Commission on Infrastructure to address deteriorating conditions of roads, drinking water systems, dams, and other public works that support economy and quality of life. In March 2005, ASCE's Report Card for America's Infrastructure noted downward trend in many infrastructure sectors. Overall grade of D and $1.6...

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Bridge Cradle System named as National Engineering Innovation finalist.

Created by FIGG Bridge Engineers, cable-stayed bridge cradle system makes it possible to increase size of cable stays, realizing longer bridge spans that can be constructed efficiently. System also isolates strands in their own individual steel tubes, where they do not impact adjacent strands. Design was named one of two finalists of 2007 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation, presented by American...

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RIA releases study on hybrid sensor technology for robots.

Led by New Markets Committee of RIA, research for study involved surveying RIA's membership and focused on assessing participants' organizational business type, extent and usage of material handling operations and technologies in their organization, and perceived potential value of hybrid sensor technology for material handling operations. Members can download results from the Members Only...

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NTSB Chairman praises rule on auto stability control.

NTSB Chairman Mark V. Rosenker welcomed announcement, by federal regulatory authorities, of final rule requiring Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems on all passenger vehicles beginning with 2012 model year. ESC utilizes computer-assisted braking to enable drivers to remain in control of vehicles on slippery roads and avoid rollovers when maneuvering.

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HVAC System Standard is open for public comment.

Open for public review until April 30th, ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180P Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems would establish minimum requirements that aid system's ability to achieve thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and commercial building air quality. In response to comments on Section 5, committee created 25 tables, each for a specific system...

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National Pavement Expo hosts AI conference.

Held from Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee, National Pavement Expo featured debut of Asphalt Institute Conference - Essentials of Asphalt Paving and Maintenance. During day-long conference, more than 130 attendees learned fundamentals and best practices for producing long lasting, quality pavements. AI staff presented overview of materials, plant operations, paving, and maintenance.

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